As the Tide Comes In

Dir. Juan Palacios & Sofie Husum Johannesen; 2023

Showings

Missouri Theatre Fri, Mar 1 10:15 PM
Q&A with directors Juan Palacios & Sofie Husum Johannesen
The Globe Sat, Mar 2 8:45 PM
Q&A with directors Juan Palacios & Sofie Husum Johannesen
  NRT
 
Jesse Auditorium Sun, Mar 3 3:30 PM
Q&A with directors Juan Palacios & Sofie Husum Johannesen
Film Info
Original Language:Danish
Subtitles:Full

Description

As the Tide Comes In offers a glimpse into the lives of the 27 residents of Mandø, an island off Denmark, as they confront the existential threat posed by climate change and rising seas. Immersing us directly into this isolated community, the film tracks Gregers, the island’s last farmer, as he clings to his ancestral land with his loyal dog; Mie, the eldest resident, as she gathers friends to celebrate her 100th birthday; and Niels, as he monitors the island’s declining bird population. Despite the looming threat, the film interweaves moments of dark humor throughout, from Gregers’ unconventional quest for companionship, auditioning for a reality dating show, to a storm interrupting a bingo game over the radio waves. Through intimate portrayal and candid moments, the film not only emphasizes the urgency of Mandø’s predicament but also highlights the enduring strength of its community bonds. (EP)